January 26, 2012

Tips on Making Money Online

One of the goals I have for 2012 is to earn more.    Since I left my day job and can no longer expect a monthly salary, I need to ensure I have enough to help the husbo pay for our expenses and savings.  

So how do I make money online?  There are several ways but today, I would like to share with you my top 1 : making money through my blogs via paid reviews and paid posts.

How do you make money with paid reviews or paid posts?

If you have the knack for writing and you are often online, this may be the best avenue for you to earn additional money! All you need is a computer and an internet connection and you're ready to go.  

Start by thinking of a topic for your blog.  If you're quite the technician, maybe you can write articles about gadgets and computers. Or maybe a food blog if you're fond of cooking and trying out new restaurants. Whatever it is you decide to write about, I suggest you focus on topics that you are passionate about.  This way, you will not have a hard time thinking of what to write.

Once you have a blog category or topic in mind, start creating a blog. There are many free blogging platforms but the most user friendly are Blogger.com or Wordpress.com.  Go ahead and tweak your blog's title and theme. Make sure your blog loads fast and is easy to read. Avoid very bright backgrounds that hurt the eyes. Remember, you would want to gain readership.

Once you've set up your blog, write your articles (or posts).  It is a good practice to write at least twice a week.  Make sure you update your blog often as this is crucial to getting approved at sites that offer writing jobs.  Keep in mind that people go online for a reason: to get information.  So keep your blog balanced with informative and interesting topics.  And last but definitely not the least: Write ORIGINAL and QUALITY posts.

Next: If you haven't done so, I strongly recommend you open a PayPal account as this is the most trusted site for many companies.  It's fairly easy, simple and safe to use!  Sign up here.

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

Once your blog reaches a certain age ( a safe bet would be 90 days or 3 months or actively posting articles ), you can enroll your blogs in many of the companies that offer paid reviews.  Here are some companies I've tried and tested:

Set Your Price. Choose your Advertisers. Sign up for SocialSpark!

Social Spark is a part of the Izea network where bloggers get paid to do reviews on products.  Once your blog is approved, you will get leads and offers from advertisers.  You get to set your price and advertisers.  Once you agree on the price, you are offered a writing job.  You then write your review on Social Spark's platform and the only time the article is published on your blog is when it is approved by the advertiser. Quite ingenious if you ask me.  What's unique about Social Spark is that you earn points and those points are  then converted into $$$.  They pay via PayPal. Here's a proof of what I earned from Social Spark:

Another company that offers paid reviews is Blogsvertise.  Much like Social Spark, you need to have your blog approved before getting any tasks.  The different thing about Blogsvertise is they have a "grab bag" where a bag icon appears on your blog list.  These are tasks that others rejected. You only need to be quick about grabbing the bag and the task (and earning) is yours!

Click Advertise on My Blog

Here's a screenshot of some of my earnings with Blogsvertise:

There are tons of these types of companies but I will stop with these 2 as they are the ones I trust most.  Be careful when searching for companies that offer paid posting jobs as there are a lot of scams on the internet.  Always practice good and sound judgement.

Do you have tips and suggestions on how to make money online?  Share them with us on the comment box below.  To know more about making money online tips and tricks, don't forget to subscribe to My Space. My Life.

1 comment:

Brian said...

You are right about a ot of scams online. I tried so many different things to try and make money online until i found a system that actually worked. Dont spend more money then you need to, the object is to make it not spend it. You should never join an affiliate program where you have to spend money to join, they should all be free. You can check out www.makecashmoneynet.com to learn a good technique of making money online.

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